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New York's most adventurous kunsthalle, SculptureCenter is a dynamic platform where staff, board, interns and volunteers work creatively and collaboratively to fulfill our mission of connecting artists and audiences while supporting artistic innovation and independent thought.


Operations Manager
The Operations Manager is the primary contact for all operational matters at the museum, staff offices, and offsite archive. The Operations Manager is responsible for day-to-day operations and long-term strategies to bolster organizational functions and coherence. The Operations Manager collaborates with all other staff members on ongoing and special projects, providing technical assistance for exhibitions and programs, managing artist donations for the annual spring benefit, and overseeing all maintenance contractors, IT vendors, janitorial staff, and other vendors as needed, plus 1-3 Interns per season. The Operations Manager reports directly to the Executive Director.

Office and Facilities Management:
Create and maintain office systems, ensuring smooth operation. Research, secure, and maintain necessary office equipment, and onboard and train staff and interns on all equipment and systems. Act as IT manager maintaining computer systems, liaising with IT consultant as needed, and evaluating technical needs. Create inventory and ensure adequate office supplies. Make deposits, prepare weekly income reports, and manage petty cash.

Ensure facilities are in good working order and well maintained. Oversee facility maintenance contracts and repairs, schedule timely inspections, and conduct regular building maintenance as needed. Maintain critical permits in accordance with the Department of Buildings and Fire Department. Forecast necessary building updates and schedule implementation.

Oversee operation of SculptureCenters visitor services desk and bookstore, implementing protocols for cash drawer, bookstore POS (Altru), online shop (Shopify), and salable good inventory. Provide weekly inventory and revenue reconciliation.

Database Administration:
Act as Site Administrator for Altru, SculptureCenters constituent management system. Develop and implement best practices for data entry and revenue designations, and generate accurate reporting systems. Conduct scheduled data maintenance and provide training for staff.

Special Events:
Work with Director of Advancement and Individual Giving and Events Manager to provide logistical support for the annual fall Gala and Lucky Draw spring benefit. Serve as project manager for Lucky Draw artwork intake and installation, coordinating receipt of more than 220 artist donations, the web-based preview of the artwork, and the necessary build out and artwork installation.

Exhibitions and Public Programs:
Provide technical assistance for all exhibitions and public programs. Provide audio-visual set-up and support for exhibitions, events, and meetings, including maintaining exhibition and non-exhibition equipment inventory and assisting staff, artists, and contractors with A/V needs. Film and edit in-house event and public program video documentation as necessary. Work with Director of Exhibitions and Programs to administer the In Practice annual open call, including providing technical and logistical support during the open submission period. Assist with shipping and installation for art fairs. Secure required permits for public programs and special events, including street activity permits and temporary liquor licenses.

Maintain SculptureCenter exhibition documentation and organizational archives, partially housed in a nearby offsite storage facility. Archive programmatic and organizational material annually and coordinate deaccession process as necessary. Handle incoming requests regarding the history of the organization and image requests for past exhibitions, pulling archival materials if needed.

Attend opening receptions, public programs, events, Board, and committee meetings as needed.

- Strong organizational abilities, detail oriented, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously - Excellent inter-personal skills and an ability to work as part of a team
- Exemplary problem-solving skills and ability to work independently
- Highly computer literate, especially in Microsoft Office, Excel, and Adobe Creative Suite. Basic knowledge of video and sound editing programs is required. Some knowledge of HTML/CSS required; Javascript is a plus. Prior experience with Altru, Raisers Edge or other Blackbaud applications a plus.
- Capable writer and verbal communicator
- Passionate commitment to contemporary art and proven network
- Minimum two years related work experience
- Must be capable and willing to lift at least 40 pounds

How to Apply

Send cover letter describing your qualifications and relevant experience, resume, and salary requirements as one document to: with Operations Manager in the subject line. Due to the high volume of applications, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

SculptureCenter is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status. SculptureCenter is committed to a culturally diverse organization. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.


SculptureCenter is accepting internship applicants. Working with a small staff in an open office environment, SculptureCenter interns take on projects that have a direct and visible outcome in our exhibitions, public programs, and events. They leave the program with a range of important professional skills for working in the field of contemporary art and hands on experience working in a non-profit art institution.

Special Events and Development Internship, Summer and Fall 2018:
The Special Events and Development interns work directly with the Individual Giving and Events Manager, the Executive Office and Development Associate, and the Director of Advancement on fundraising initiatives for SculptureCenter patron programs, the upcoming fall gala, updating the database, prospect research, and individual and corporate giving as well as membership, sponsorships, and project planning. Special Events and Development Interns also help coordinate patron gallery tours, collection and studio visits, and private breakfasts, lunches or dinners. Previous experience in fundraising and special events preferred.

Marketing and Communications Internship, Fall 2018:
Marketing and Communications interns work directly with the Communications, Marketing, and Digital Media Manager. Some responsibilities include supporting campaigns for the season's exhibitions and events, assisting with the migration and updating of website content, sourcing content for social media channels, conducting guided research for marketing and press outreach opportunities, and maintaining the external listings of our Limited Editions artworks.

How to Apply

Application Instructions
To apply please send a cover letter specifying your preferred area of interest and any academic requirements for your internship, resume, and two professional references to Applicants for the Curatorial Internship should additionally submit a brief writing sample.

Professional Skills and Experience
Academic background in art history, fine art, or a related field preferred. Ideal candidates will have professional written and oral communication, excellent organization, and online research skills as well as basic familiarity with creative software, such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. Interns should have a strong knowledge of and enthusiasm for contemporary art, enjoy visiting galleries and museums in their free time. Prior museum or gallery experience preferred. Interns provide day-to-day support for museum staff, including administrative duties and correspondence, and assist with event and program staffing. Candidates must be willing to learn new skills quickly, have strong communication and organizational skills.

Hours and Compensation
Weeks and hourly scheduling is flexible with an expected commitment of two days per week. Internships are unpaid but school credit may be earned. We regularly host international interns with strong language skills.

Public Process High School Internship Program

For more information about SculptureCenter's free three-week summer intensive program for high school students, visit the Public Process page.